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Error installing .msi software.

I'm trying to install a training course on a windows 98 machine but once I try running it I get the following message attached.

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jdff,

Have you installed MSI files before on that computer?

The problem could definitely just be needing to install the Windows Installer program.  Take a look at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=cebbacd8-c094-4255-b702-de3bb768148f&displaylang=en for a version that should be current and Win 98 compatible.

Let me know if you have any questions or need more information.

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When  try to do so it says "the specified service already exists"

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In the next article scroll to sub-heading "Windows 98 and Me", then when the message appears follow the steps below to reinstall or repair the Windows Installer files to see if that helps:

"A 'Cannot Install This Hardware, Cannot Find the File Specified' Message Displays in Microsoft Windows During Software Installation":
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?dlc=en&lc=en&product=420406&cc=us&docname=c00027840
Are you sure the software can be installed on Windows 98?

Modern software generally cannot.

Can you specify the training course you are trying to install?

Have you checked the system requirements?

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Testking 70-290.
I can't see any limitations for Win9x systems.

Have you tried uninstalling the Windows Installer 2.0, reboot and then reinstall it?

I can't remember if it is listed in Add/Remove Programs.

Can you check that?

Zee
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Once I do the step:

After the files have been copied, click Start and then click Run .
In the Open box, type the following command line: C:\Test\instmsi.msi

I get error mesages.
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And if you navigate to C:\Test and double-click "instmsi.msi"?
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It will bring the open with screen.

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Just for good order sake, confirm in Folder Options > File types if the MSI file type is correctly associated with Windows Installer.
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There is no action inside the MSI extension package, should it have one? If yes, how to do it?

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Try this:

When the "Open with" window pops up, click Browse, navigate to C:\Windows\System and select "msiexec.exe" (no quotes) to open, tick "Always use...".

Click OK and confirm it installs.

Listening...

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Got new message now.
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Try the repair suggested above by Jonvee.

The MSI extension must have a few actions, but I don't have any Win9x system at the moment to confirm the exact actions and details.

I have no doubts your Windows Installer is corrupted.

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Thats what I'm trying to do is to repair or reinstall!
Still not working.
jdff,
Assuming you've been following the ten steps proposed in that referred to instruction, does the reinstall (or repair?) fail at any particular step; for example in doing step 6 do you get a folder called C:\Test created?  

Any comment here may help us reach a solution.  Thanks.
In step 6 you could 'copy & paste' the command line as stated, and also note the associated comments:
D:\Setup\Wis\win9x\instmsi.exe /c /t:c:\Test    

This would ensure accuracy ... but you've probably already thought of that   ;)
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Yes I got created as you can see you the snapshots above.

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Errror from command prompt:

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM>attrib -r -s -h c:\windows\system\dllcache
File not found - c:\windows\system\dllcache
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Got it!
Thank you all
I really really appreciate it.

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Glad to help.  Thank you.